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Does Hollywood exploit tragedies?

After they were stranded for nearly three weeks, 12 boys on a soccer team and their coach were rescued from a cave in northern Thailand over four days during the week of July 8th. Director Jon M. Chu, the director of "Crazy Rich Asians," is in the early stages of developing a film about the tragedy, and he's not alone. Michael Scott, the CEO and co-founder of Pure Flix Entertainment, is also planning to make a film. But some feel making any movie so soon is exploitative, and this is all too common in Hollywood. Does Hollywood exploit tragedies? 

(Ed. Note: A previous version of this story said the 12 boys and their coach were rescued on June 11. According to The Guardian, the 12 boys and their coach were rescued between July 8-10. We apologize for the error and have corrected all references.)
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Some detractors argue it doesn't matter who produces the film because making a movie so soon after the tragedy occurred is in poor taste. Critics are concerned with the intentions of the producers and say it must be all about money. 

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But Director Jon M. Chu says he wants to recreate the tragedy before it is whitewashed by Hollywood. Twitter users are cracking jokes, saying that if Michael Scott makes the film then the entire cast will be white. 

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CORRECTION: A previous version of this story said the 12 boys and their coach were rescued on June 11. According to The Guardian, the 12 boys and their coach were rescued between July 8-10.

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